Maralee Nichols isn’t stepping down when it comes to her baby. At the moment, she’s going against her baby daddy Tristan Thompson in court. She is demanding a hefty amount from the basketball player in child support for their three-month-old baby Theo.
Nichols sued Tristan in December 2021 for child support. Tristan and Maralee’s relationship has been rocky right from the start and now with each passing day, things continue to get more complex for both of them.
How much money is Maralee asking for?
As per the Us Weekly, the court papers read, “With regard to child support, using Tristan’s income of $9.7 million alone and Maralee’s income of $0, Maralee at this time requests guideline monthly child support of $47,424.”
Nichols further added, “Theo and I are living at a far depressed standard of living than Tristan.” Apart from Theo, Thompson has two more kids. He shares his firstborn, a five-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig. He also has a daughter named True with ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star Khloe Kardashian.
How did Tristan react to the arrival of the pair’s son Theo?
This year, in January the NBA player took to his Instagram Story and said, “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son. I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.”
He also talked about his ex-girlfriend and said, “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years.”
When did Maralee welcome a baby with Tristan?
The fitness model gave birth to the duo’s baby boy Theo on December 1, 2021. On the other hand, Thompson to date has not even met his son. The 31-year-old has not mentioned the name of Tristan on the birth certificate of Theo as she claimed he was not present there at the time of his birth.
What did Maralee’s representative have to say?
A representative of Maralee, Harvey Englander told Page Six, “Despite news reports stating otherwise, Tristan Thompson has done nothing to support his son. He has not made any attempt to meet their son nor has he provided any financial assistance.”
Why did Maralee name the pair’s son Theo?
Nichols took to her Instagram handle and shared with her fans why she decided to name the baby Theo. She wrote, “Theo, my little angel baby. I named you Theo because it means, “Gift from God”. I had never been pregnant before and had been told I might not be able to have children.”
She further added, “I couldn’t believe I was pregnant, when I saw you on the ultrasound and heard your little heartbeat I knew I would always protect you and keep you safe. I love you more than you’ll ever know. You bring such joy and happiness into my life. My greatest blessing. 🤍”
Maralee hopes to get financial support from Thompson. She wants to give their son a quality life. She keeps uploading cute snaps of her little angel on Instagram.
Stay tuned for the latest updates.